Ikea temporarily closing all Ontario stores for in-person shopping
Two people walk in the deserted parking lot at IKEA in Ottawa, as it remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Published Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:32PM EDT
Ikea has announced it will close its five Ontario stores to in-person shopping after the province issued a stay-at-home order.
The stores in Burlington, Etobicoke, Ottawa, North York and Vaughan will close to customers as of April 8.
Click and Collect, Home Delivery and Remote Planning services will continue to be available, a spokesperson said in a statement.
Ontario’s new stay-at-home order does not allow big box stores in the province to sell non-essential goods.
"Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and security of our customers, co-workers and communities remains our top priority," the company said.
The stay-at-home order will remain in effect until at least May 6.